The best airchecks of Larry Lujack on the internet
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Larry Lujack, WCFL SuperJock
Larry Lujack, Superjock
died age 73 in Santa Fe, NM, Dec. 2013
"When buying a used car, punch the buttons on the radio.
If all the stations are rock and roll, there's a good chance
the transmission is shot."
- Larry Lujack, Superjock
 
7 favorite Chicago airchecks of Larry Lujack
rocking Chicago in 1967 / reprised in 2007
 
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Lujack came to Chicago in early 1967 working the graveyard shift for 4 months at WCFL. WLS soon hired him away as their new afternoon drive host. He moved to morning drive in October 1970. Meanwhile, his program director at WLS in the sixties, John Rook, became an industry consultant to stations including WCFL. Superjock gladly jumped back to Super 'CFL in a deal engineered by Rook in 1972. Months after The Voice of Labor dumped its Top40 format for beautiful music in March 1976, Lujack returned to WLS, staying through August 1987.
 
Inducted into NAB's Broadcasting Hall of Fame, April 15, 2008.
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WCFL, Chicago Federation of Labor
AM frequency 1000kc (now WMVP)

 
 
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WLS, 890 AM, The Rock of Chicago
founded by Sears (in 1924) when it was the
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Larry Lujack Silver Dollar Survey Premiere, August 1967
Lujack Afternoon Premiere
August 1967     1:28     1.4 MB
Larry Lujack Time Capsule, November 10, 1972
Larry Lujack Time Capsule
Nov. 10, 1972     1:23     676 KB
SuperJock's 34th birthday, June 6, 1974
Superjock's 34th birthday
June 6, 1974     5:24     2.5 MB
Spacey Dave's birthday, June 10, 1974
Spacey Dave's birthday
June 10, 1974     5:08     2.4 MB
Larry Lujack, January 10, 1984
Larry Lujack morning drive
January 10, 1984     15:02

Lujack leaves Chicago radio after 2 decades
Ends 20 yr. Chicago radio career
Aug. 28, 1987    7:15    7.8 MB
Larry Lujack and Tommy Edwards, Big 89 Rewind, Memorial Day 2007
Larry Lujack & Tommy Edwards
Big 89 Rewind on Memorial Day
May 28, 2007       1:19:06


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TransVision, the host of this web site, believes the contextual use of these audio archives qualifies as fair use under United States copyright law. This collection of reproduced airchecks salutes disc jockey Larry Lujack, who introduced the "Shock Jock" genre. Many other websites feature airchecks from radio stations past and present and several charge for online listens or mail-order CD's. TransVision Corporation of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, USA, has no affiliation with either the Chicago Federation of Labor or the American Broadcasting Company, but respects their intellectual and creative property, as well as that of the musicians and composers whose works are abbreviated, anecdotally, helpful in exhibiting Mr. Lujack's proficiency as a broadcaster. The Radio Hall of Fame inducted Lujack (née Larry Blankenburg) in 2004. The NAB inducted him into their Broadcasting Hall of Fame four years later. Uncle Lar's work influenced the developing careers of Bill Murray, David Letterman and Rush Limbaugh, among others. These audio samples are preserved and distributed free of charge for their historical value and as a benefit to current and future audiences which might not otherwise grasp Lujack's pioneering broadcast style. Our selected content is limited to under 2 hours running time across 40 years, culled from some of his best work. Other indiscriminate usage of these audio clips outside of this context may constitute copyright infringement.
 
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